I got another dog at PawsChicago on Clybourn Avenue in Chicago. His color reminded me of Rusty and so does his temperament. He is house trained, vaccinated, neutered, micro-chipped and house trained. The donation fee for the adoption included the first vet visit and dog training. His name is Chuck and he is an 11 month old Labrador retriever mix.
Visit to cemetery on 1st Mother’s Day without her. Headstone reads “Best in the World” – the same as dad’s to the left of her.
It was one of the hardest things I have had to do but he could no longer walk and he had some other blood blockages causing swollen limbs. He was put to sleep earlier today.
I am comforted by a number of photos that I have to remember him by including the one with my mother and him at the ballgame.